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Mansur Gavriel Candy Bag review

mansur gavriel candy bag review and description

pictured: Mansur Gavriel Candy Bag /

Mansur Gavriel has come out with a structured hobo! As you know, the structured hobo is hotter than hot right now, and with polished leather, it’s even hotter. This classic hobo silhouette was popular in the late 1990s, and this year it really is the most important style in handbags. Love!

The new Mansur Gavriel Candy Bag is a beautiful version of the structured hobo. It is made with strong leather and fine craftsmanship; what we have grown to love about Mansur Gavriel. The Candy Bag by Mansur Gavriel is a medium sized hobo bag with one slit pocket on the inside. It is roomy enough for everyday essentials, as well as a couple extra items such as a mask and a pair of winter gloves.

Mansur Gavriel’s Candy Bag has debuted in five colors; classic black with flamma interior, sky, golden yellow, caramel (my choice), and claret. It’s a good combination of seasonal hues, and classic colors.

I am loving my Candy Bag because the size is ideal for everyday use, and the bag itself is lightweight. The Mansur Gavriel Candy Bag fits nicely on my arm and stays put; something you would not expect from shiny leather. Mansur Gavriel always puts thought into how a bag fits and feels while being carried; one of the many things I love about the brand.

Many polished leathers scratch easily. This bag does not. I am not sure how Mansur Gavriel was able to treat the leather to make it not scratch as easily as other polished leathers, but they did it! Love that! It will occasionally get fingerprints and smudges, but those wipe off easily with a soft cloth. I will admit, I wipe off smudges with the bottom of my shirt; works like a charm. haha

You can find the Mansur Gavriel Candy Bag online here. Which color is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

mansur gavriel candy bag review

Designer or deal | woven hobo bag

Designer or deal, woven hobo bags from top: hot designer IT bag / affordable version priced under $200 /

I haven’t done a designer or deal post in quite some time! This is a post type I definitely need to ensure I am keeping up on; especially since I just found this fabulous woven hobo bag for under $200! Isn’t is fabulous? It has the same look as the designer version we have all been eyeing on social media and on the streets.

Don’t worry, this woven hobo bag is a well known brand sold at well known department stores. It just happens to have the same style as the IT bag, and it comes with an affordable price tag. Love that!

So, you can spend over $1000 for the IT version, or you can pick up the similar style for under $200. Your choice!

Shop the designer or deal woven IT bag online:

Which one do you prefer? Are you a fan of this handbag style?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Hobo bags for 2021

hobo bags 2021 handbag trends

Hobo bags from top left: YSL hobo bag / woven bag (popular IT bag) / small convertible shoulder bag (popular IT bag under $300) / slouchy hobo bag (under $300) / hot IT bag / Tory Burch hobo bag (under $500) /

The hobo bag is back! Yes, I am serious! I know, I know, for the past few years I have been telling you that hobo bags are coming back; but seriously, they are finally here! This is an important handbag trend for 2021, and well into the next few years.

Hobo bags slowly began to re-emerge as a handbag trend a few years ago when designers began to take inspiration from the 1990s. Everyone in the 1990s owned a black hobo bag; big or small. As the new millennium came in, hobos bags continued for a few more years, even presenting themselves as extremely oversized. Watch out for that on the runways in the next couple seasons. But I digress. . .

Last year, we started with the Coach Swinger, a classic from the 1990s, and the new Prada Cleo. These structured hobo bags offered a retro vibe, and took us back to the end of the grunge era when minimalism was king, and hobo bags rested upon our shoulders.

Fast forward to 2021, and designers are giving us classic and chic renditions of the hobo bag. These modern hobo bags could easily have been pulled from the archives of designers in the ’90’s. They are chic, simple, and timeless. Love!

If you still have your favorite hobo bag from 20-30 years ago, pull it out of the back of your closet and rock it! If not, it’s time to invest in a new bag! There are small hobos, micro hobos, medium hobos, and large hobos. Pick the size that works for your life. You can also be like me, and invest in more than one! Why not? This is a classic style you can wear even when it’s not on the runway.

As you know, I love the Coach Swinger and the Prada Cleo, but I do have my eyes on a slouchier style too. One can never own enough handbags I always say!

Which type of hobo do you like? Are you a structured hobo fan? Do you prefer a soft and slouchy hobo? Are you like me, and want both?

Thanks for stopping by, and happy hobo shopping!

XOXO
Cathy